Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The belly-butt conundrum

I know you were all (all 9 of you) dying to hear more about my plan for physical fitness, however I have been sidelined. Not long after my last post, in fact. Exercise has been temporarily shoved aside by the strange and wonderful "belly-butt."

You see, along with the gastric bypass, I had a hernia operation for a tear near my belly button (two surgeries in one!). When I came to, I felt like crap, but had a new scrambled gut and a new belly button. Of which The Mom took one look and said, "Oh, cute! It looks like a little butt." Had it not been for the drugs, she might have lost an eye for saying that, but the name "belly butt" for my belly button has stuck. Avert your eyes if you have a weak stomach...

As you can see, the tissue does have cheeks, and is rather butt-like, but still.  From your mother?  Anyhoo, the Belly Butt has been acting up. More than just the gurgully wergullys. As in doubled over in pain last night after my 1/2 cutie orange and 10 almonds.

So today I called the surgeon and I may be going for an MRI to see if it is scar tissue, or just general ornery-ness.   It's possible that there was just too much fiber for the BB (Belly Butt), or it could be much, much worse.  Wish me luck, because I only have 2 Oxycodones left and I'm saving them up for a real emergency.  I have a pretty high tolerance for pain, but when it does break through I'm down for the count.  And liquid Tylenol, frankly, does nothing for me.

Perhaps the Belly Butt is as desperate as I am to avoid serious exercise right now...


  1. OH MY GOSH! First of all, the nickname is adorable...but YIKES!

    I'm hoping that it's something easy and good - not the "much, much worse" option.

    Keep me posted and if I can do anything to make your life easier, don't hesitate to let me ask.

  2. I'm sorry to hear that, I hope it gets taken care of fast and you don't need to use the last of your drugs!!! Good Luck!!!

  3. Thanks for all your well-wishes. My doctor told me she thinks I have an infection in my belly, as well as a new hernia. Keep your fingers crossed that all this will take is some antibiotics--I see the surgeon tomorrow.